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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Journey to the Moon

Since many seemed interested in the fact that I had ordered From Earth To The Moon I thought I'd post my old website here on my blog...

It's a day in my life I will never, ever, forget.........

August 13th, 2005.. A day that dreams are made of.
Gathered in one room were many Astronauts from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo flights into space. A number of them stood on the moon looking back at the "Blue Planet" known as Earth, while others took space walks, learned to dock at Skylab, and lived in space for countless days. They are my "Hero's" one and all.

Photo 1: Mr. Alan Bean (born March 15, 1932).
1966/ Capcom for Gemini 6,7,& 11/ Spacewalk. 1969/ Apollo 12/ 2nd man to walk on the moon. 1973/ Commander of Skylab 3/ in space for 59 days.
A published book of Mr. Bean's paintings is available: Apollo: An Eyewitness account by Astronaut/ Explorer/Artist/ Moonwalker by Alan Bean & Andrew Chalkin

Photo 2: Mr Richard "Dick" Gordon (born October 5, 1929).
1966/ Gemini 11 Pilot/ 2 Spacewalks. 1969/ Apollo 12 Command Module Pilot.

Photo 3: Mr.Buzz Aldrin (born January 30, 1930).
1966/ Gemini 12/ Pilot/ Spacewalk. 1969/ Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot/ 2nd man to walk on the moon.
Mr. Aldrin has a book out named: Reaching for the Moon.

Photo 4: Mr. Walt "Wally" Schirra (born March 12, 1923).
1962 Mercury 8 Pilot. 1965 Gemini 6 Command Pilot.
Look for Mr. Schirra's book: Schirra's Space

Photo 5: Mr. Walter Cunningham (born March 16, 1932).
1968/ Apollo 7. Performed rendezvous exercises, propulsion tests and system tests.

Photo 6: Mr. Russell "Rusty" Schweickart (born October 25, 1935).
1969/ Apollo 9/ Spacewalk and tested Lunar Module.

Photo 7: Mr. Edgar Mitchell (born September 17,1930).
1971/ Apollo 14/Lunar Module Pilot/ 6th man to walk on the moon.
Mr. Mitchell authored a book called: The Way of the Explorer.

Photo 8: Mr. David Scott (born June 6, 1932).
1966/ Mercury 8 Pilot. 1969/ Apollo 9 Command Module Pilot. 1971/ Apollo 15/ 7th man to walk on the moon.
Mr. Scott wrote of his explorations, look for: Two Sides of the Moon.

Photo 9: Mr. Scott Carpenter (born May 1, 1925).
1962/ Mercury-Atlas 7/ second manned flight.
Mr. Carpenter's book is called: For Spacious Skies: The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut.

Photo 10: The Small Blue Planet.

These are the men I'd run home from school to watch blastoff or splashdown. I'd cry with each successful mission.

These are the men that walked on the moon. ... a real science fiction story come true!

These are my hero's.


Astronauts from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs who have since passed away ....

Charles Bassett Gemini program (no flights) 2/28/1966 training mission plane crash
Roger Chaffee Apollo 1 1/27/1967 Apollo 1 fire
Charles 'Pete' Conrad Gemini 5 & 11, Apollo 12, Skylab 2 7/7/1999 motorcycle accident
Gordon Cooper Mercury 9, Gemini 5 10/4/2004 natural causes
Donn Eisele Apollo 7 12/2/1987 heart attack
Ronald Evans Apollo 17 4/6/1990 heart attack
Theodore Freeman Gemini program (no flights) 10/31/1964 training mission plane crash
Edward Givens Apollo program (no flights) 6/6/1967 automobile accident
Virgil 'Gus' Grissom Mercury 4, Gemini 3, Apollo 1 1/27/1967 Apollo 1 fire
Jim Irwin Apollo 15 8/8/1991 heart attack
Stuart Roosa Apollo 14 12/12/1994 pancreatitis
Wally Schirra Mercury 8, Gemini 6, Apollo 7 5/3/2007

Alan Shepard Mercury 3, Apollo 14 7/21/1998 leukemia
Donald 'Deke' Slayton Mercury program (no flights), Apollo-Soyuz 6/13/1993 brain tumor
Elliot See Gemini program (no flights) 2/28/1966 training mission plane crash
John Swigert Apollo 13 12/27/1982 cancer
Edward White Gemini 4, Apollo 1 1/27/1967 Apollo 1 fire
Clifton Williams Gemini program (no flights) 10/5/1967 training mission plane crash


Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

Oh very neat!

3:05 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

w.o.n.d.e.r.f.u.l post.
I so have to agree -- they were/are heroes.

6:22 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

tink: thanks... hard to believe I was still in High School when Alan Shephard made his flight!

Pamela: Amazing people, all of them. I can't even imagine the courage they had to sit on top of those rockets when no one knew what would happen!

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Daniel said...

WOW ! Very cool... And very informative !!! Speaking of "Space: The Final Frontier", I was HEARTBROKEN to learn that Majel Rodenberry has passed away at
age 76. (Mrs. Gene Rodenberry, AKA Nurse Chapel on Star Trek).

1:53 AM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

The only historical thing that happened when I was in high school was 9/11 :(

1:57 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Daniel: Yes, I hate hearing about them passing... I had forgotten how much younger Majel was than Shatner, Nimoy and DeForest.

Tink: Sometimes I forget just how young you are! lol..

5:43 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So much AMAZING Historu, Pat! How wonderful that you havw created this tribute to these Brave Brave Men....!

8:05 AM  

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